My Commencement Speech to the Class of 2017

My Commencement Speech to the Class of 2017

Every year around this time, I write a speech that I would give at a graduation. In the 20 years I have been doing this exercise, I have never been invited to speak at a commencement. That said, here are my words to the graduating class of 2017. It’s graduation time, looking out at all […]

Another bomb threat made to the Vancouver Jewish Centre

Another bomb threat made to the Vancouver Jewish Centre

The Vancouver Jewish Community Centre received another bomb threat this morning – the second this week. Eldad Goldfarb with the centre says the call came in around 9am that their was an explosive device in the building and that people were going to get hurt. “We just acted on our well-resourced security and safety protocols […]

Weak Jews Condemn Strong Jews

Weak Jews Condemn Strong Jews

Although I had nothing to do with the protest at Concordia and was merely there to cover it for Montreal Jewish News, I am horrified by how many Jews and Jewish organizations have condemned the protestors. The event was a speech by three academics who were explaining how Israel is committing ethnic cleansing on the […]

Video: Concordia University Israel Apartheid Event Peacefully Disrupted by Pro-Israel Protestors

A Concordia University Israel Apartheid Week event entitled “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine: A Never Ending Resistance” was disrupted on Thursday evening by a peaceful protest when two men wearing Israeli flags entered the event chanting and blocking a projector displaying a short movie. The event was put on by the Solidarity for Palestinian Human […]

Why I didn’t officially report the Concordia kippa incident

Why I didn’t officially report the Concordia kippa incident

By Howie Silbiger In Friday’s Journal de Montreal, while ruminating on the latest Muslim violence at Concordia, a bomb threat that shut down the university for a day, columnist Lise Ravery asked why I didn’t report an incident at Concordia where I was told to take off my kippa because Concordia is a ‘Muslim university’. […]

Mosque Attack is Our Fault

Mosque Attack is Our Fault

​By Howie Silbiger A mosque was shot up in Quebec city and multiple people were killed and injured. The attack happened the same weekend that the American President imposed a temporary hold on people travelling to the States from five terror supporting (and US hating) countries. Is there a correlation? Can it be that suddenly […]

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